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Do you use paper minis and buildings?
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No
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I like Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:59 am    Post subject: Paper Minis, Figure Flats & Paper Buildings Reply with quote

After a search that brought over 250 threads I was thinking we need a central thread for Paper Minis et al.
So I'm starting one!
Here are some paper tents I made that I thought I would share:


And here is a compiled list:

Figure Flats
One Monk Miniatures has a huge selection of free models.
The Cardboard Warriors Forum is where all the newer free models on One Monk comes from. Some awesome horses as well.
Star Trek.
An assortment of minis including Gilligan's Island crew.
Our very own Jordan Peacock has some nice flats here.
Build your own Figure Flats with Hero Machine.
Disposable Heroes.

Terrain & Tiles
Imperious Wargaming has free modern terrain as well.
Some map tiles from Jordan Peacock.

Scenery & Bits
Cargo Container, designed by Topsolatario.

Buildings
Twilight Street found on Wargame Vault.
Daves Games
Ebob Miniatures
Fat Dragon Games
Fiddlers Green, some of these are free.
Free Paper Minis
Hirst Arts
Germs World, some of these are free.
World Works Games
Micro Tactix Games
Finger Toe Models
Canon Paper Craft

Etc.
Assorted Star Wars stuff.
Genet Models Formerly Ebbles Miniatures, has a huge assortment of models he used to sell, now all available for free.



Not Paper Minis, but some great stuff anyway:
Matakishi Tea House
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Excellent idea, sir.

Hopefully more contributions and compilations will be added, and this thread will get stickied.

In the mean time, this link leads to dozens of paper miniatures of all kinds:
http://www.onemonk.com/HOARD-2010.html
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a lot of Dave Grafam's stuff. Dave Grafam Models. Cheap and easy to make. Have a nice city starting to spring up.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My preference is drawing for each scene. Someone mentioned using a white-board and I think that (or chalk) would be a great tabletop. Add minis from Warhammer-type games and you're all set for all of the moving parts. But I'm a bit lazy and I think having 3D maps would be pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mostly paper minis (flats) for my SW games. Thanks for the tents! They will be used here. I just made 2 of the first tent design-nice.
I have all the Pennicle Cardstock Cowboys. That reminds me: Anyone know where to get some paper minis that match the Martial artist and ogre Deadlands NPCs?


Here is the Fat Dragon page. Locked onto the Cthulhu Statue.
http://www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/modern/shrine-of-cthulhu-fdg0062
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hoard is a great sight! Here's another one Fiddler's Green.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some excellent Star Trek - The Originial Series paper minis (Federation, Klingons, Romulans, misc TOS aliens) designed by Okumarts are here:
http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=okumarts&action=display&thread=1873&page=1

Awesome paper minis of the Gilligan's Island crew from Okumart!
http://oldschooltrek.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=wnmhgb&thread=107&page=3#1483

I've recently used lots paper tiles and maps from Star Wars Miniatures for some of my science fiction games:
http://khryssun.free.fr/starwars-miniatures/downloads/_Tiles.php

The forum's own Jordan Peacock has designed many of the "official" Savage Worlds figure flats. Links to those and others, including GhostBusters figures, are here:
http://greywolf.critter.net/figureflats.htm
Jordan has also designed lots of map tiles:
http://greywolf.critter.net/tiles.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely do not forget WorldWorks Games and their wonderful sets.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a fairly extensive collection of paper buildings from old 2nd edition Warhammer Fantasy Battles scenario packs. I also have 2 of the old styrofoam Citadel Castle sets. I've literally been able to cover an entire table to make a good sized walled town. I've also got plenty of ruined buildings for 40k and several bunkers; however, I tend to use Paizo flip mats and dry erase markers more often than terrain pieces since I rarely seem to have the need to stage an outdoor scene in a fantasy village or sci-fi ruins. Most of the time I need floorplans and although I've often toyed with the idea of building some modular tiles, I've thus far not been willing to put in the time and effort into it. I have used Dundjinni in the past to create custom floor plans, but it was killing me in toner to print them out, so I went back to the flip mats and dry erase markers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Trek SW rumor is real, thoughs trek minis will be in high demand!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have lots of buildings from Dave Graffam, Finger and Toe, Worldwors,... but I use them for skirmish wargames. For roleplaying, I prefer to use 2D tiles on a screen, using Maptool. It is easier to setup, you can save positions for later and it is quicker to improvise.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulling some good info from another thread:

SavageGamerGirl wrote:

Feeling crafty? Want custom figure flats that look *exactly* like your character?

All you need is a little imagination, some scissors, some cardstock, a printer, and some glue.

First, use this website to design a character picture, or have your players design their own:

http://www.ugo.com/games/superhero-generator-heromachine-2-5

This website is fairly universal, and covers multiple genres from fantasy to science fiction to modern day to horror to superheroes. The only thing it can't really do well is truly bizarre anatomy, as everything more or less has to be humanoid. There are options for centaurs, snake-body, and so forth, however.

Take a screen shot (usually just by hitting Print Screen on your keyboard) and open up some image editing software. Must computers these days have some pre-installed image editing software, like MS Paint or MS Picture Manager.

Paste your screen shot into the image editor, and crop it down until it just shows the picture of the character, and save it.

Using MS Word (or some other word processing program), create a table with borders that has one row and four columns. Set the column width to be 1 inch, and the row height to be 1.5 inches. I use a 1 inch width because that's the default size for most RPGs.

Paste your character picture into the first three rows of the table, making sure to re-size the picture if need be to get it to fit within the cell dimensions.

If you want to get fancy, you can flip one of the middle images so that they're facing each other, and set the image in the first column to grayscale. The first column represents the back of the figure, so making it grayscale sets it apart to be easily identified as such.


So, your document should look something like this:



Print the figure flats on cardstock, and cut them out. Fold along the column borders, and glue the blank column to the back of the first column, and let them dry.

Viola! Figure flats that are identical to your player's characters.






I tried this and liked what came out.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Free paper miniatures for Deadlands? Thread:

quixol wrote:
Provided you have excel, I have posted some figure flats on my wiki for a deadland adventure I ran at Gencon last year. There is also a PDF version if you do not have Excel.

Here is the excel link: http://dlr-hangingscenario.wikispaces.com/file/detail/SW_NPC.xls

Here is the PDF link: http://dlr-hangingscenario.wikispaces.com/file/detail/SWHangingPC_NPCs.pdf

Have a great game


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siefertma wrote:
An announcement for these just showed up on TMP today: http://www.pigames.net/store/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=491

You can use your own art and print them in tri-fold, A-frame, and flat formats.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, Ham and Cheese.
I mean, I just need time to do some terrainbuilding. But I'm definitely in favour of adding a little "shine" to the gaming table this way.

Fat Dragon games is selling bundles at reduced prices at the moment, as a holiday sale.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I want to craft minis, I just use a Word document.
It's easy as cake! Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Suggestion on the tents: no floors Reply with quote

Thanks for the tents! They're so useful in so many genres, I've been looking for some. When I make them, I'm going to try leaving off the floor. They're small enoguh they'll still be strong, and that will allow me to stack them inside each other for storage and I'll be able to hide figures or treasure inside the tents and lift them off the tabletop to reveal to the players.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I needed some centaurs and couldn't find them, so I made my own.

The centaur is a picture I found on the web, but I have no idea who drew it.

Hopefully someone else can use them as well!

http://ncoloradogaming.wikispaces.com/file/view/Centaurs.pdf
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bhoritz wrote:
It took me some times to dig it, but here is a link to a topic with a lot of horses figures from Xtea, and if you go down the page, you'll find what are probably the best draft horses I ever saw.
http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=xteaprojects&action=print&thread=1545


Wow! Just WOW.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this needs to be moved to the SW Miniatures, Terrain, and other Game Aides section.
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Some I've collected from across the forums and elsewhere:

Cargo Container, designed by Topsolatario

Twilight Street found on Wargame Vault
Daves Games
Ebob Miniatures
Fat Dragon Games
Fiddlers Green, some of these are free.
Free Paper Minis
Hirst Arts
Germs World, some of these are free.
Shellendrak Manor
Micro Tactix Games
Finger Toe Models
Canon Paper Craft


Not Paper Minis, but some awesome instructions: Matakishi Tea House
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